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Fibre Optics


When two worlds collide


Fibre Optics using LEDs can be the ideal choice for projects which require special effects including sparkling or directed light, multiple light points and shifting colours.


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provided by Absolute Action Above: Projector image provided by Crescent Lighting Behind: Image provided by Light Projects


Fibre Optics can be used in a vast array


of different applications and can sometimes transform swimming pools as well as other aquatic subjects. There is no electricity at the point of light output and the colour change and dimming options can give an aesthetically pleasing finishing touch. Absolute Action have recently developed an enhanced version of their IP68 (submersible) metal halide projector, enabling the high-powered source to be submerged within ponds and water features, or in exterior pits which may be prone to flooding. Crescent Lighting have also launched a new fibre optic projector which makes use of the latest LED technology. This projector aims to provide an alternative to tungsten halogen lamped units. The output is close to that of their 100W CRE096 and CRE0100 projectors. The white light version is dimmable via 0-10V analogue signal and DALI, whilst the RGBW version comes as standard with a selection of pre-set colours and it can be controlled via a DMX source. Roblon Fibre Optics (supplied by Light


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Projects) have helped to transform the front of the bar in the gallery area of London’s Sketch restaurant in Conduit Street which has been remodeled by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. He used the innovative lighting to transform the bar into an art installation using Roblon’s new LED fibre optic projectors coupled with Avant-Garde end points in a random focus as per the artists brief. The Avant-Garde fittings are designed to be discreet and blend in with their background to minimise distraction. They feature 360’ adjustable fittings with glare-free lenses which can be focused, tilted and locked off from the front of the fitting without the need for tools. The projectors use LED light sources and are ideal for locations where the preference is for quiet operation or where little or no heat needs to be generated. The finished bar looks very effective and simply stunning. Fibre Optics and LEDs were once seen as competitors in the world of lighting, but they are now being used


alongside one another. We speak to Rob Boway, Managing Director at Universal Fibre Optics about the colloboration between Fibre Optic Lighting and LEDs on page 82.


Contact


Absolute Action T: +44 (0)1622 35 1000 W: www.absolute-action.com


Crescent Lighting T: + 44 (0) 1635 87 88 88 W: www.crescent.co.uk


Light Projects Ltd T: +44 (0)207 231 8282 W: www.lightprojects.co.uk


Universal Fibre optics Ltd T: +44 (0)1890 883461 W: www.fibreopticlighting.com


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